Research Assistant - Global Women’s Health Program
- Full Time (1 FTE)
- 12 month fixed term contract (with possibility of extension)
- Commencing mid-late January 2021
- Flexible working arrangements available
- Collaborative environment
The George Institute (‘TGI’) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.
Over the past few decades, global efforts to improve the health of women and girls have largely focused on reducing unacceptably high levels of maternal mortality and morbidity. These efforts have led to a shift in the global burden of disease for women. In almost every country, non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) are now the leading causes of mortality and morbidity for women.
The overarching principle of our Global Women’s Health Program is to promote a life-course approach to addressing women’s health issues. This approach encourages researchers to look at women’s and girls’ health and well-being from birth to death as interconnected periods, in which early health-related measures can be indicators for health outcomes later in life.
Our goal is to support the lifelong health, well-being, safety and productivity of women by:
- addressing the leading causes of death and disability for women, specifically non-communicable disease and injury
- improving our understanding of the biological and social differences between women and men and how those differences affect health
- addressing other important women-specific health issues
In line with the Institute’s research priorities of better treatments, better care and healthier societies, the Global Women’s Health Program takes a multi-faceted approach to improve women’s health through research, policy, and advocacy.
Working to support three emerging research leaders, the Research Assistant will sit primarily within the Global Women’s Health Program and is required to support research and advocacy work as well as well as taking responsibility for administrative duties.
This role is suitable for graduates and/or postgraduates interested in taking the first step into a research career. Our work is focussed on improving health and equity, particularly for women and underserved populations. There is good potential for the right candidate to progress to a Master’s or PhD related to this work.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Collating study materials and drafting copy for peer-reviewed journal articles relating to the above work
- Provide administrative and technical support to the study team
- Conduct literature searches and assist with the preparation of grant applications
- Assist with ethics applications and documentation
- Communicate with study sites and respond to queries
- Assist with study tracking and documentation
- Assist in the distribution of study documents to Investigators
- Assist with planning, organising and minuting regular meetings
- Assist with the preparation of study-related presentation materials
- Maintain up to date participating centre’s information (including all contact details, contracts and reports)
- Data entry, ensuring data quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data completion
- Preparing paperwork required by the study and any study materials
- Managing effective communication with the key stakeholders (participants, clinicians and investigators)
- Assist with the preparation of reports and publications about research projects as required
- Other ad hoc project work as required
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Tertiary qualifications in a health or science discipline
- Passionate about improving health and health equity for women worldwide
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work respectfully across cultures and time zones
- Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods; experience in basic statistical analysis, systematic literature searching and/or writing literature reviews would be a huge advantage
- Extremely well organised and a team player, with the ability to multitask, take initiative and follow up independently
- Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality work i.e. methodical, systematic and with excellent attention to detail
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
The closing date for applications is Friday 18th December 2020. We do however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So, we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.
Type of career: Jobs
City: Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 18/12/2020